A Conversation for Pen Names
Potholer Started conversation Mar 7, 2000
You legally need to use another name as an actor because your name is already in use - I don't think Equity allows two actors to use the same name.
You happen to share a name with a celebrity, and want to avoid being pestered by mistake, or you share a name with a mass murderer.
You're called John Smith or some other fairly common name, and there are already too many people you may be confused with if you need a name to use professionally.
Jimi X Posted Mar 7, 2000
Shallow 15 Posted Mar 8, 2000
manolan Posted Mar 8, 2000
Or you're a serious author and have written a really trashy novel.
Or you don't think people will take you seriously as a wrestler when your called Dwight (The Rock).
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